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PATRICK DEMPSEY (Jack) is best known for his portrayal of Dr. Derek Shepherd on the ABC hit series Grey's Anatomy. In 2007, his performance earned him a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. He was nominated for seven People's Choice Awards for the role, and, in 2015, took home his third award. In 2006 and 2007, Dempsey was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama, and in 2006, he was nominated for a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series.

Dempsey's production company Shifting Gears produces content for both television and film. They have optioned the book "The Limit," for which they are currently developing a series at SundanceTV, as well as the series Fodors, which is being developed for NBCUniversal International Networks. Shifting Gears is also producing the upcoming The Art of Racing in the Rain.

Alongside Dempsey's passion for acting is his great passion for motorsports. He has been competitively driving and operating his race and championship-winning Dempsey Racing team for nearly a decade. In 2013, Dempsey starred in the Shifting Gears produced docuseries Patrick Dempsey: Racing Le Mans for Velocity Channel. The series followed Dempsey as he served as both owner and driver for an auto racing team tackling the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans, the world's oldest automotive endurance race. Dempsey served as both the executive producer and on-air focus for the series.

In 2008, he opened the doors of the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing in his hometown of Lewiston, Maine. Each fall, the Dempsey Challenge-a run, walk and cycle fundraising experience-takes place to raise funds for free support, education and integrative medicine services to anyone impacted by cancer.

Dempsey became well known from the classic 1980s nostalgia films Can't Buy Me Love and Loverboy. His additional film credits include Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Valentine's Day, Made of Honor, Enchanted, Freedom Writers, Sweet Home Alabama, Scream 3, With Honors, Outbreak, Hugo Pool, The Treat, The Emperor's Club, Heaven Help Us, Happy Together, Some Girls, Coupe de Ville, Run, Mobsters and In the Mood.

Dempsey nabbed a Primetime Emmy Award nomination in 2001 for his portrayal of Sela Ward's psychologically unbalanced brother Aaron Brooks in the critically acclaimed television program Once and Again. In 2000-2001, he made memorable guest appearances on three episodes of NBC's hit show Will & Grace as Will's love interest and, in 2004, he co-starred in the highly acclaimed HBO production Iron Jawed Angels opposite Hilary Swank and Anjelica Huston.

Additionally, Dempsey starred in the NBC movie based on Fyodor Dostoyevsky's "Crime and Punishment" opposite Ben Kingsley. He also appeared in the television miniseries 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea with Michael Caine. He co-starred with Oliver Reed in the biblical epic, Jeremiah. Other television movies and miniseries include JFK: Reckless Youth, A Season in Purgatory, BloodKnot, The Right to Remain Silent, In a Shallow Grave and Blonde.

Dempsey first appeared onstage as David in the San Francisco production of Torch Song Trilogy. Other early stage work included On Golden Pond for the Maine Acting Company; the international touring production of Brighton Beach Memoirs, which was directed by Gene Saks; and The Subject Was Roses at the Roundabout Theatre in New York. He also took the stage in The Pasadena Playhouse run of The Importance of Being Earnest as Algernon Moncrieff.


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